Recording for ABYC Educator Training Conference available

August 11th, 2021

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation’s Educator Training Conference is now available as a full recording. Educators and marine industry professionals representing 24 states, Canada, Bermuda, Germany, and the British Virgin Islands who registered for the online event will receive access to the recording for free. Others may purchase the recording for $399 […]

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Minnesota’s Your Boat Club sells 40% stake to French boat manufacturer

August 10th, 2021

Minneapolis-based Your Boat Club (YBC) accepted a multimillion-dollar investment from Groupe Beneteau, a French boat manufacturer, for a 40% stake in YBC, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper. YBC was launched in 2021 and is the largest privately-owned boat club in the world, offering more than 300 fishing boats and ski boats at 24 […]

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Registration now open for World Marinas Conference

August 9th, 2021

Registration is open for the 2021 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, set to take place in Dubai October 12-14. The conference will bring together 200 participants comprising the region’s leading marina and club operators, owners and vendors along with related government agency representatives. The event will showcase innovations in the new marina and boatyard products and […]

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2020 sailboat sales trend stats available

August 6th, 2021

The Sailboat Sales Trends section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available on This report includes production and retail unit sales data, export unit sales by length, import unit sales by length, estimated total annual retail sales and retail sales by length. Key insights from […]

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2020 boat and engine exports and imports stats available

August 5th, 2021

The Boat and Engine Exports and Imports section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available on The report examines 24 years of historical data on the different categories of recreational boats and marine engines imported to and exported from the U.S. each year. Key insights […]

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ABYC and USCG launch online risk mitigation event

August 4th, 2021

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are launching a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats. The first event, USCG Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification, will be held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, and will focus on […]

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New powerboat sales stay strong through May

August 3rd, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports new boat sales remained healthy through May, according to the latest New Powerboat Registration Report. Data shows retail unit sales of new powerboats were up 24 percent on a rolling 12-month (R12M) year-over-year (YOY) basis through May, reflecting the continued interest and demand for boating over the past […]

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IAA Award entry deadline extended to Aug. 13

August 2nd, 2021

The deadline to enter a project into the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) has been extended to Aug. 13. The IAA awards recognize the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. Awards are given in seven major categories and 42 subcategories and are judged by industry experts. Major categories include: •Advanced Textiles •Awnings and Canopies […]

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